Monday, June 15, 2009

Best Laid Plans

So, the best laid plans don't always work out like you think they will. I was planning a totally selfish week. But Hubby decided to take the week off, too. So my plans became our plans. Still, much fun was had. In list form, here is what happened....

1. There were two days of sleeping until I woke up. NO ALARM AT ALL. I wasn't actually sure that was even possible. I thought the alarm would just go off anyway. But it didn't.

2. There were three days of going to Coldstone. They have a new flavor - Butterscotch Jello Pudding ice cream. I'm pretty sure it is the best ice cream ever made. I got it with chocolate chips mixed in. Three times.

3. Went hiking here (That's sand. Going up. Far up.):

4. Went hiking here:

5. When hiking here:

6. Went hiking here:

7. Rented movies. And actually watched them. I'd forgotten that you could do that. I'm so used to renting them and just taking them for a little vacation to my house, where they generally sit on the counter until I take them back to the store. But this time, we watched them. Ghost Town, which was really funny (like, laughed till I cried a few times), and We Are Marshall, which required tissue. Because I was just actually crying.

8. Went to the actual movie theater. We saw Up. It was kind of an ambivalent choice. It was playing at the time we had available to go. But it was one of the best movies ever. As in, ever. I'm not even kidding. I cried three times. I was not prepared for that. I didn't have any tissue. I hadn't even grabbed any napkins in the lobby. But the tears were flowing anyway. Go see it. Take your significant other and go. There's plenty of cute and funny for the kids, and yes I laughed out loud, but it's really about love and commitment and promises and living life to the fullest. Just go see it.

9. I baked.

10. We made multiple trips to our favorite local place to eat. Their new garden veggie soup is amazing. And I can never resist these.

11. We ate at our other two favorite places, too. Ate things like California Ruben sandwiches. Veggie and cheese salads. Sweet potato fries. Churizio burritos. Cocoa mousse cake. Hot chocolate gelato. Sugar cookies. Chocolate chip cookies. Baked potato skins. Tri-color tortellini. It was a good eating week.

12. I ran. Three times. With minimal pain.

13. I took the new bike out for some riding.

14. I read one book (I was hoping for more, but....). It was The Sorceress by Michael Scott. It's the third book of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. It was SO good. I highly recommend the whole series, especially if you're a history nerd like me. Although I truly believe that if you're a writer and you're going to write a series, you really shouldn't publish the first book until they're all written and ready to be published. Because I just don't have the patience to wait a year or two for you to write more, you know? Especially when there's going to be six books in the series. I'm just saying.

15. Spent some quality time with Hubby.

16. Paid too much money for a massage that was worth every single penny.

All in all, not a bad week, I suppose. Tomorrow Hubby goes back to work and I plan to do some serious sitting on my butt and reading this week. I can see the next round of commitments peeking around the corner, but I think I can hold them off for a few more days.....


ShowSomeLovin said...

Wow! That sounds like a fantastic weekend that you didn't even know was on its way! What a great surprise! :) Hope you enjoy your serious sitting on your butt time this week!

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm so glad your week was that good. You deserve it. Now, we have to plan our Life is Good trip.

Lyndsay said...

You did all of that in only 7 days!!! Amazing! It sounds wonderful. I am very jealous of at least 99% of it.

Heart2Heart said...

Wow even though you accomplished a lot of personal time with hubby, it still felt relaxing reading through all the things you did.

Ah I look forward to those days in the next few years. For now, kids demand our time and attention, we are lucky to steal an afternoon for lunch!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat